What Happened on August 15, 1946

Historical Events

  • Dumont TV Network (WABD NY) is launched in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Claude Arnault, French Swedish photographer involved in Nobel Prize scandal, born in Marseille, France
  • Jimmy Webb, American singer and songwriter ("MacArthur Park"; "Up Up & Away"), born in Elk City, Oklahoma
  • Kathryn Whitmire, American accountant and politician (4 time Mayor-Houston), born in Houston, Texas
  • Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

  • Edward R. Bradley, American businessman and horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners), dies at 86
1946 Highlights

About August 15, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo